setup. >> "i was in the living room, laying on the couch, and then my aunt came running down the hallway saying that there was a tornado. and um, i saw the firetrucks pull up and uh, the neighbors house was completely destroyed." >>reporter: heading west, high winds kicking up dust storms that caused a 23-car pileup that killed one person on i-27 near lubbock, texas wednesday. and more than 30,000 people were without electricity in iowa thursday, where blinding snow caused a 30-car pile up that shut down parts of interstate 35, also killing one person. in wisconsin, residents like dave bush are trying to keep up with the falling snow. >> "it's hard on the equipment when you get this real heavy, wet snow and you stay on top of it, you let it build up, it gets real heavy then. it's very difficult for your equipment." >>reporter: lights. heavy winds and snow in the greater omaha area left nearly 40,000 power customers in the dark. april williams, kron4 news.